New Hanover County is hosting a “Conference on Government” to educate and engage the community about the inner workings of the county. The event will take place on August 2 and 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the county’s Northeast Library (1241 Military Cutoff Rd. in Wilmington). The sessions will be mirrored, with the same information shared on both days.
“The conference is a way for our residents to learn about county services and programs, understand the work of the county – specifically what we are doing and why we are doing it, and get information about ways you can get involved and be an advocate for your community,” said Community Affairs Coordinator Tufanna Bradley-Thomas. “This is a new outreach effort for the county, and we hope to host another one in the Spring. We want people to feel connected to the county and understand the ‘why’ in what we do each day.”
Topics will include the county’s response to the opioid epidemic, hurricane recovery efforts, the 2019-2020 budget, how to apply and serve on county boards, Health & Human Services consolidation, workforce and affordable housing, and more.
County departments and staff will be on hand for residents to get information and ask questions on both days.
View a full list of sessions and register to attend at NHCgov.com/Conference.